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5F: Jerusalem cemetery

this afternoon (friday 13th), 12.45–12.50pm (repeated 3.45am), on bbc world service radio

fifth floor (presented by david amano) includes …

Jerusalem’s main cemetery is bursting at the seams. One solution is a new underground burial complex, with some graves stacked one on top of the other in the walls. BBC Arabic’s Michael Shuval went to the grand opening to find out more”

including report from …

• bbc reporter michael shuval


Tftd: Fraser 15/10/2019

this morning (tuesday 15th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by rev dr giles fraser 

As a child of a priest, he hangs around church enough to pick up quite a lot of the grammar of Christianity. But he’s also Jewish, and so here in Israel where we’ve been living with my wife’s family over the last few months, Louis has been exposed to all the recent religious festival, Rosh Hashahah Yom Kppuur and now Succot. Over the weekend he was helping his mum decorate our newly-erected succah, and learning how these distinctive shelters remind Jews of the story of when they were living in temporary accommodation whilst wandering the desert after the Exodus.”


Israeli railways

friday 9th august, on channel 5 tv

middle east (presented by chris tarrant) (episode 4, 3rd series, of chris tarrant: extreme railways) includes …

Chris Tarrant takes a train from Beit She’an to Afula, then from Afula to Haifa, then from Haifa to Tel Aviv, then from Lod to Beit Shemesh, then from Beit Shemesh to Jerusalem, and finally the Jerusalem light rail.

On the way, he visits the Ein Harod kibbutz, founded in 1921, and a Jewish and an Arab hummus restaurant.

including interviews with …

meir doron of the ein harod kibbutz

adam of the hummus eliyahu restaurant in haifa

amir of the humus faraj restaurant in haifa

(see also–Jerusalem_railway)


Today: Jerusalem hotels

this morning (thursday 22nd), 6.43-6.48am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.51pm and 9.51pm sunday on newshour on bbc world servce radio)

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Church leaders and Palestinians in Jerusalem are calling for international pressure on Israel to stop Jewish settlers taking over two historic properties at the main entrance to the Old City’s Christian Quarter. The Greek Orthodox church has filed a new lawsuit to try to overturn a Supreme Court ruling on the sale of the hotels, saying it was clear proof of corruption.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

daniel luria of ateret cohanim

abu walid dajani, manager, imperial hotel



yesterday today and tomorrow evenings (monday 19th to wednesday 21st), 11.00pm-12.00, 11.00pm-12.00, and  11.45pm-12.45, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from december 2011 and april 2016)

jerusalem: the making of a holy city (3 episodes, presented by simon sebag montefiore

“Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. For the Jewish faith, it is the site of the Western Wall, the last remnant of the second Jewish temple. For Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the site of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Muslims, the Al-Aqsa mosque is the third holiest sanctuary of Islam.

1. Wellspring of Holiness


Nh: Sur Baher demolition

this evening (tuesday 23rd), 9.46-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes  …

House demolitions in and around Jerusalem, particularly occupied East Jerusalem, are not that unusual. But Monday’s destruction by Israeli forces of at least ten Palestinian buildings has drawn particular attention and criticism.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

• resident ismain obadiyeh

• mfa spokesman emmanuel nachshon 


W@1: Sur Baher demolition

yesterday afternoon (monday 22nd), 1.04-1.05pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“The Israeli security forces have been begun pulling down at least ten buildings in a Palestinian village close to the separation barrier in the occupied West Bank. The united nations of the European Union have called for the  demolitions near East Jerusalem to stop, claiming it’s undermining the chances of peace and a two-state solution to the conflict.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 


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